Gold Standard is exploring the possibility of expanding its 'Renewable Energy Label Requirements' to include flexibility for retroactive Renewable Energy projects applying for Renewable Energy Labels. In this context, to promote/encourage such projects, the Gold Standard proposes to introduce the following changes:

i.     Change of definition of start date for retroactive Renewable Energy projects:

We are seeking inputs and feedback on our proposed new guideline for dealing with Double Counting risks concerning GS VERS. These risks occur in countries or regions where a regulated carbon cap and trade or carbon tax system is in operation and where these may inadvertently monetise the same reduced emission a second time.

Black Carbon Quantification Methodology

Sustainable Cities Programme Framework

Certification of emissions reductions from black carbon

Incentivizing supply chain resource efficiency

Land Use & Forests Framework, A/R Requirements

Low greenhouse gas food preservation

Agriculture product processing methodology

Microscale cookstove methodology